Netflix is getting more expensive. The company has just announced that the regular streaming plan now costs new customers $9.99 per month. It previously cost $8.99 monthly.
The increase was confirmed in a statement to Engadget:
“To continue adding more TV shows and movies including many Netflix original titles, we are modestly raising the price for some new members in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. As a thank you to existing Netflix members — who aren’t already benefiting from a previous price guarantee — we will maintain their current price for a year.”
With the $9.99 plan, viewers can see up to two different streams of HD video simultaneously. A basic plan, which only provides one stream of standard-definition video, is still $$7.99 per month. The premium plan with 4K video support and up to four streams at one time is $11.99 per month.
Current customers will get a year-long grace period before the new price begins for them in October 2016.
Along with a universal iOS app, the streaming video service is available through a number of other outlets, including the Apple TV. In late September, the iOS app was updated to allow users to subscribe directly from their iPhone or iPad.
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